Mohammed Naeem, a Stony Brook University senior majoring in health science with a concentration in public health, has been featured on NBC for his work as founder of the University’s chapter of Project Sunshine, a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational and social programs to children facing medical challenges. Naeem brings sunshine into the lives of children who are hospitalized at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.
Naeem and his fellow student members of the local Project Sunshine chapter visit the pediatric inpatient unit at Stony Brook Children’s each Wednesday afternoon, where they engage the children in activities to help them cope with the stress of being hospitalized. Their efforts help bring a sense of normalcy to the lives of children and their families.
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A non-profit organization based in New York, Project Sunshine has more than 10,000 volunteers serving in 150 major cities across the United States, as well as Canada, China, Israel, Kenya and Puerto Rico. The organization offers recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social services (HIV and nutritional counseling) to more than 60,000 children facing medical challenges. The Project Sunshine spring benefit gala is on May 2 in New York City.